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The program has a new website, please visit our new website here: vietnampolymathreu.com

Inspired by Polymath Jr. Program, Vietnam-Polymath-REU aims to provide Vietnamese undergraduate students with the training, skills, and information needed to succeed in the next step of their careers. 
 
There will be three main components in this program: Mini-courses, Research, and Mentoring. First, we will offer a series of mini-courses that aim to help students build a deeper background in a variety of mathematical topics. After this phase, students will enter the research phase where they work on a series of accessible research problems. During this second phase, each student will work under the supervision of an active and experienced mentor from Vietnam or abroad. These mentors will provide the students with guidance and support throughout their projects. Additionally, students will have a chance to learn more about graduate schools, academic life, and get advice on how to go through the Phd/Master application process. Furthermore, there will be a monthly one-day meeting where students can present their current progress to the whole team. We expect the mentorship to be long-lasting and students can always request recommendation letters from their mentors.


Tentative plan:
Accept applications:           5 August to 27 August 2023
Interview:                             28-31 August 2023
Mini-courses:                      1-30 September 2023
Research phase:                October 2023-October 2024

REU workshop at VIASM:  July 2024

Note that the whole program will take place online via Zoom.

 

To applyPlease fill out this form by August 27, 2023.

Please visit our new website here: vietnampolymathreu.com


For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of the following organizers:

Home: Team Members
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Tu Nguyen
(Vietnam National University, HCM)

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Tung T. Nguyen (Western University and Onepick Inc, USA)

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Thang Pham
(Vietnam National University, Hanoi)

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Tuan Tran
(University of Science and Technology of China)

2023-2024 mentors

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Nhat Minh Doan
Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam

Hyperbolic Geometry,
Low-dimensional Topology

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Ben Hayes 
University of Virginia

Operator Algebras, Ergodic Theory, Measured Group Theory, Sofic Groups

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Duc Anh Hoang 
VNU University of Science, Hanoi

Graph Algorithms, 

Combinatorial Reconfiguration

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Truong Son Hy
Indiana State University

Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

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Sang-Hyun Kim 
Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

Geometric Group Theory,

Low-dimensional Topology

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Thomas Koberda
University of Virginia

Geometric Group Theory, Logic

Geometric Topology, Dynamical Systems.

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Tu Nguyen
Vietnam National University, HCM

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Thang Pham
VNU University of Science, Hanoi

Discrete Geometry, Additive Combinatorics, Geometric Measure Theory.

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Ser Peow Tan 
National University of Singapore

Low-dimensional Topology, Geometric Structures, Representation Varieties, and Dynamics of Group Actions.

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Organizers

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Thomas Koberda
University of Virginia

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Tu Nguyen
Vietnam National University, HCM

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Tung T. Nguyen
Western University

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Thang Pham
Vietnam National University, Hanoi

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Tuan Tran 
University of Science and Technology of China

Program Assistant

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Quy Pham
University of Rochester

2022-2023 mentors

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Debsoumya Chakraborti
(Institute for Basic Science, Korea)

His research interest lies in Extremal Combinatorics, Probabilistic Combinatorics, Random Graphs, Discrete Probability, Discrete Geometry.

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Doowon Koh
(Chungbuk National University, Korea)

He is currently working on geometric measure theory with an emphasis on restriction/extension theory and the Falconer distance conjecture.

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Tu Nguyen
(Vietnam National University, HCM)

He is currently working on partial differential equations.

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Thang Pham
(Vietnam National University, Hanoi)

He is currently working on Discrete Geometry, Additive Combinatorics, and Geometric Measure Theory.

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Steven Senger
(Missouri State University, USA)

He is currently working on Geometric combinatorics, Additive number theory, and Swarm intelligence.

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Chun-Yen Shen
(National Taiwan University)

He is currently working on Additive Combinatorics, Harmonic Analysis and Geometric Measure Theory.

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Casey Tompkins
(Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary)

He works in extremal combinatorics. A major topic of his research is finding hypergraph generalizations of classical results in graph theory.

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Tuan Tran
(University of Science and Technology of China)

His research interests include Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics, Ramsey Theory, and Additive Combinatorics.

List of participants for 2022-2023

1. Vo Minh Quan (Vietnam National University, HCM)
Mentors: S. Senger and T. Pham
Topic: Discrete Geometry

2. Nguyen Mac Nam Trung (Vietnam National University, HCM)
Mentors: D. Koh and T. Pham
Topic: Restriction Theory
 

3. Sung-Yi Liao (National Taiwan University)

Mentors: A. Mohammadi and C-Y. Shen

Topic: Additive Combinatorics

4. Ha Minh Dung (Hanoi University of Science and Technology)

Mentors: A. Mohammadi and C-Y. Shen

Topic: Additive Combinatorics

5. Nguyen Pham Minh Tri (Ho Chi Minh University of Education)

Mentors: T. Pham and D. Cheong

Topic: Algebraic methods in Combinatorics

 

6. Truong Tuan Nghia (Vietnam National University, Hanoi)

Mentor: C. Tompkins

Topic: Extremal set theory

7. Nguyen Phung Nguyen (Hanoi National University of Education)

Mentor: C. Tompkins

Topic: Extremal set theory

8. Nguyen Ba Khoi Nguyen (Vietnam National University, HCM)

Mentors: T. Tran, C. Tompkins

Topic: Extremal set theory

9. Nguyen Minh Chau (Hanoi National University of Education)

Mentors: D. Chakraborti, T. Tran

Topic: Extremal hypergraph theory

10. Bui Ngoc Huy (Ho Chi Minh University of Education)

Mentor: T. Nguyen

Topic: PDE theory

11. Nguyen Thu Huyen (Fulbright University, HCM)

Mentors: T. Pham and S. Senger

Topic: Combinatorics and Learning theory

12. Vu Thi Thu Trang (University of Maryland)

Mentors: Q. Pham

Topic: Additive Combinatorics.

Mini-courses for 2022-2023

 

Week 1 (5/9-11/9)

Casey: 8/9, 21:00-22:30 

Link: https://meet.google.com/iic-cfkz-ywf

Or open Google Meet apps and enter this code (the last part of the link): iic-cfkz-ywf

Lecture 1: Sperner-type theorems.

Tuan: 9/9, 19:00-20:30

Link: https://meet.google.com/fdz-ucqj-wiv

Lecture 1: Introduction. Oddtown theorem.

Thang: 11/9, 15:00-16:00

Lecture 1: Incidence Geometry and Applications.

Link: https://gapowork.vn/meet/CnC-AvSYDMk1-HaUNZ

 

Week 2 (12/9-18/9)

 

Deb: 12/9, 19:00-20:30

Link: https://meet.google.com/ics-szhz-xuh

Lecture 1: Intersecting families. Erdos-Ko-Rado theorem.

Casey: 15/9, 21:00-22:30

Lecture 2: Fobidding posets, basic results.

Tuan: 16/9, 19:00-20:30

Lecture 2: Sets with restricted intersections

Deb:  18/9, 14:00-15:30

Lecture 2: Cross-intersecting families. Triangle-maximization.

Week 3 (19/9-25/9)

Casey: 22/9, 21:00-22:30

Lecture 3: Applications of Bollobas and Double counting estimates.

Tuan: 23/9, 19:00-20:30

Lecture 3: Applications of intersection theorems. Graham-Pollak theorem.

Deb:  25/9, 14:00-15:30

Lecture 3: Kruskal-Katona theorem, Shifting technique.

Thang: 25/9, 08:00-09:00

Lecture 2: Incidence geometry and applications

Link: https://gapowork.vn/meet/CnC-AvSYDMk1-HaUNZ

Week 4 (26/9-02/10)

Casey: 29/9, 21:00-22:30

Lecture 4: The partition method

Tuan: 30/9, 19:00-20:30

Lecture 4: Variants of Graham-Pollak. Open problems.

Deb:  02/10, 14:00-15:30

Lecture 4: Clique-maximization with bounded degree

Reading seminar

Organizers: Le Anh Vinh and Thang Pham
Time: Friday, 05:00
pm Hanoi time 
Location: Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences
 and ZOOM
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/hus.edu.vn/vnies-seminar


 

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